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SHADOWS pretty much picks up where ASHES left off and is a bigger and broader book, with a LOT going on, new characters to meet, new mysteries to unravel. Title: Ashes. Author: Ilsa J. Bick. Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Speculative Fiction. Publisher: Egmont USA Publication Date: September An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Alex hiked into .

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Imagine two fish swimming around in a big fish tank. However, it seems overly troubled by plot contrivances instead of organic happenings out of character or event development; I first started to wonder at author intention when bt short order Alex lost a coffee press, a stove, a map, a water bottle, a backpack, parka, food and then finally, her father’s gun.

Truly frightening that at any second ZAP! Unfortunately, the boy dies without regaining consciousness.

I do agree with other re I devoured Ashes. Quite a few people gave it low marks for various things being “unbelievable”. It’s one of those live because you’re dying trips. The characters are great. But then the second half came… Second half: I went into this book expecting light entertainment but ended up liking everything about it more than I expected!

Events Leading Up to the End: Not long after meeting Tom, the bomb disposal expert, the survivors end up at a well-provisioned rangers’ cabin and have a chance to recuperate. It’s definitely interesting and one of the reasons I kept reading was Alex.

This was the dullest part of the novel, and in my opinion, the portion that could have been much shorter.

Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick

Ruhelose Seelen, Teil 4. As soon as I finished book 3 I started to look for Book 4. No gruesome gory internal organ comments. Gotta know — will there be another one?

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Nothing is conveniently explained away.

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If you don’t want to read more after that ending, then go to a hospital and have them check your pulse because I think you might be dead. Alex was not an immediately likable character but she does grow on you after some time.

Did Jess have a super-sense? It is amazing how these characters always have the perfect past to survive in these dystopian novels. She is deeply suspicious encountering Jack’s group. View all 4 comments. I don’t know if I’ll ever recover from the abrupt downhill hurtle that this book plunged down; I finished this novel 5 days ago and I’m still mad at it.

It is gritty and suspenseful and plausible enough to willingly suspend my disbelief. With nowhere else to go, the winter digging in, Ellie gone, and no idea if Tom is still alive, Alex really has no choice but to stay.

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No one knows who did this, or why. Strangely, all the animal life in the area seems to be effected as well. On their own, these two sections work: So no problems here.

Hardcoverpages. What a saving grace he was.

Alex, our heroine, isn’t some simpering, helpless idiot. One fish is bright blue and the other is neon orange. Hey, back, Well…what do you think?

They just eat them. Ruhelose Seelen by Ilsa J. I think the latter half of this book could have been more connected to the first half if either Tom or Ellie had remained a consistent presence throughout the book. I do have ideas for bkck sequel, though. It felt too rushed, too contrived, out of keeping with the tone of the rest of the book and Alex herself, and I had to slam the book closed and walk away for a little while. Had some survival skills going on and of course the kids in the story that have been “changed”.


After all, those of us who are most interested in these stories usually aren’t super sensitive to gore and violence. It could happen tomorrow. When I wasn’t reading iksa, I was thinking about the latest twist in the story and after finishing last December, I obsessed about the crazy cliffhanger for months So let’s just say that I’m a child psychiatrist yeah, you read that right as well as a film scholar, surgeon wannabe meaning I did an internship in surgery and LOVED it and maybe shoulda stuckformer Air Force major—and an award-winning, best-selling author of short stories, e-books, and novels.

I guesss I just…know my people? Hiking the trails, she meets an older man, Jack; his young granddaughter, Ellie; and her war-trained dog, Mina. Nov 06, Emily Obsessed Reader rated it it was amazing. I can’t help it, I love this book.

Ellie is like a small mirror image of Alex, but with her own unique twist. Seite – 6 19 Apr 21, Along the East and West Coasts, the detonation of low-altitude nukes above nuclear waste storage facilities, as well as other facilities going critical because backup generators do not kick in, spews fallout into the atmosphere, turning the moon green and the sunrises bloody. Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the Changed, Alex meets up with Tom–a young army veteran–and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the e This book was completely not what I was expecting.

It felt like I was reading to entirely different stories.